Exciting news! WGSS Visiting Professor Dr. Lyn Tjon Soei Len will be interviewing Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw next Tuesday, June 11th, 9am – 11am EST at the University of Amsterdam! Tune in then for the livestream to learn more about Dr. Crenshaw’s work with intersectionality and its importance for feminist activism, legal thought, and inclusion and equity.
Starting in October 2020, Ohio will require flyers using driver’s licenses as identification to get a new compliant driver’s license. Dr. Wendy Smooth discusses with Cleveland.com why getting the license may prove more difficult for married women and trans people. Read the article on Cleveland.com.
Dr. Wendy Smooth, Associate Professor in WGSS, has recently accepted the position of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! Her new role involves coordinating, promoting, and advising on diversity and and inclusion initiatives across the College of Arts and Sciences. Working alongside college leadership, administrative staff, and academic departments and schools, she will represent the Arts and Sciences at university-wide meetings related to diversity and inclusion.
During the three-year appointment, Dr. Smooth will maintain her position in the WGSS department and will teach the class Black Women: Representations, Politics, and Power (WGSST 4402) this autumn.
Professor Jennifer Suchland’s essay, “The Missing “P” in U.S. Anti-Trafficking Law” was recently featured on The Feminist Wire. Suchland’s essay reveals how current reponses to sex trafficking concentrates efforts on carceral solutions, rather than on preventative measures which would more adequately address sex-trafficking issues and the lives they affect at the root.
Professor Katherine Marino received the 2015 Judith Lee Ridge Prize at the Western Association of Women Historians conference (May 14-16 in Sacrmento, California) for her article “Marta Vergara, Popular Front Pan-American Feminism, and the Transnational Struggle for Working Women’s Rights in the 1930s” published in Gender & History. The Judith Lee Ridge Prize is an annual award for the best article in the field of history published by a WAWH member.
On May 1st, 2015, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies celebrated the 40th year of Feminist Studies on OSU campus. Alumni, donors, faculty, graduate students, staff and undergraduate award winning students celebrated together at the Longaberger Alumni House. Past Chairs Susan Hartmann, Sally Kitch, Valerie Lee and Linda Mizejewski all spoke on their experiences and the milestones that everyone worked together to achieve so that the department as we know it today could exist. In addition, a multimedia video featuring words from Lisa Lopez, the first graduate with a Women’s Studies degree was created and shown to commemorate the evening.